Research shows impact of fertiliser run-off on reef health

Gladstone Observer

31 October 2013

RESEARCH into coral on the Great Barrier Reef has shown the long-term effects of fertiliser run-off on the health of the reef.

Research by Dr Jennie Mallela, from Australian National University's Research School of Earth Sciences and the Research School of Biology, has shown that the levels of phosphorous in coral located close to shore have increased over recent decades. Read more